FUNICULI, FUNICULA (English lyrics) as rec by Mario Lanza 1950's Oh why should any heart be filled with sadness? We should be gay! Oh my, the world should be all filled with gladness In every way! A song can make most anybody happy, So let us sing; My song is full of life and good and snappy, It's got the swing! Join the chorus, Now's the time to start, Sing the chorus With a happy heart. Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la, Do your little part, Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la! Oh how can anybody keep from dancing When songs they play? And how can anybody keep from prancing, We should be gay! I claim the way to loosen up your feelings Is sing and shout! I'm thrilled all melodies are so appealing, I dance about! Join the chorus, Now's the time to start, Sing the chorus With a happy heart. Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la, With a happy heart, Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la! (Contributed by Peter Akers - September 2009)